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New York Times, Thursday, April 19, 2018

How to find out what "this many" is in 17-, 21-, 52- and 57-Across

Author:
Todd Gross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Gross. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Todd Gross notes:
The most difficult part of getting this puzzle published might have been working up the courage to send it to Will. I've had this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I appreciate a Thursday theme worth working to uncover. At first, I thought maybe BEETHOVEN had TEN symphonies — note TEN in ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times4/19/18 ( No. 24,999 )

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1
Slow sort, informally : POKE
5
Duke, e.g.: Abbr. : UNIV
9
Contents of a vault : CACHE
14
What a salesperson may be assigned : AREA
15
Observe : NOTE
16
Word before "Johnny" or "Lucy" : HERES
17
He wrote this many symphonies : BEETHOVEN
19
Now, in Bilbao : AHORA
20
First name on the Supreme Court : SONIA
21
It borders this many other states : MISSOURI
23
Exactly right : TOATURN
26
Riot : CUTUP
27
Tax ID : SSN
28
The Devil has one : GOATEE
30
Country that changed its name in 1939 : SIAM
33
"Zip your lip!" : SHUSH
34
Fish whose roe is used in sushi : SMELT
35
How to find out what "this many" is in 17-, 21-, 52- and 57-Across : COUNTTHESQUARES
40
Choreographer Alvin : AILEY
41
Oktoberfest order : STEIN
42
Like most of New York State's flag : BLUE
43
"Aha!" : ISEEIT
45
Consideration for avoiding burns, for short : SPF
48
Rank above maj. : LTCOL
50
First in a field : PIONEER
52
It has this many legs : ARACHNID
55
Soap brand mentioned in "Hair" : RINSO
56
Many an art print, informally : LITHO
57
He won this many Olympic gold medals : MARKSPITZ
60
Some slushy drinks : ICEES
61
"Man produces ___ as a bee produces honey": William Golding : EVIL
62
Sheltered at sea : ALEE
63
"Cabaret" director : FOSSE
64
Part of a baseball : SEAM
65
Polar bird : TERN
Down
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Classic Milwaukee brews : PABSTS
2
Chocolaty breakfast cereal : OREOOS
3
Actor Wynn of "Dr. Strangelove" : KEENAN
4
Wipe out, in slang : EATIT
5
It's only half due : UNO
6
National Adoption Mo. : NOV
7
Two in the news : ITEM
8
One stop on a grand tour : VENICE
9
The New Yorker cartoonist who wrote "What I Hate: From A to Z" : CHAST
10
"A Shropshire Lad" author : AEHOUSMAN
11
Casino employee : CROUPIER
12
Man in Mannheim : HERR
13
Actor Morales : ESAI
18
Stuck-up : HAUGHTY
22
Not take things lying down, say : SUE
24
32-0, e.g. : ROUT
25
Poet who wrote "In the Vanities / No one wears panities" : NASH
29
___ days (now) : THESE
31
Oktoberfest order : ALE
32
Washington and Adams: Abbr. : MTS
33
Seuss's star-bellied creatures : SNEETCHES
34
Ones carrying roses, maybe : SUITORS
35
One hailed on Broadway? : CAB
36
Alaskan export : OIL
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Grieves loudly : ULULATES
38
Part of a how-to manual : STEP
39
Monarch who took the throne in '52 : QEII
43
Ca++ or Fe+++ : ION
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Covers in goo : SLIMES
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No longer all there : SENILE
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Nag : PESTER
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Disney movie set in Arendelle : FROZEN
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Drew from a hat, say : CHOSE
51
Bite playfully : NIPAT
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Arabic leader? : ALIF
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Having mucho dinero : RICO
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Singer/songwriter Matthews : DAVE
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Narrow waterway : RIA
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Airline with a crown in its logo : KLM

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